Bella Smiles offers experienced care for both general dental health, cosmetic and restorative needs. We can help you to achieve a beautiful, natural smile with tooth bonding. With over 20 years of experience and a commitment to advanced training, Dr. Sal Lotardo has an eye for the aesthetic when it comes to cosmetic dentistry for your smile.
Our dental care team that is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care using quality materials and the latest techniques.
Tooth bonding can serve both restorative and cosmetic purposes and is often an economical alternative to porcelain veneers. Suitable for a wide range of mild to moderate dental concerns, Dr. Lotardo offers results from tooth bonding that will blend with your natural smile and last for years with good oral hygiene.
Tooth Bonding in Long Island
Tooth bonding can be used to treat:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Misshapen teeth
Your satisfaction is important to our team of dentists at Nesconset Dental Associates. Before any treatment is performed, we are sure to explore all your treatment options with you and recommend the best solution for your smile.
For dental bonding, we often use white-colored fillings because they offer patients the most realistic solution for their dental concerns. White fillings come in a wide range of shades which all patients to achieve natural-looking results.
If dental bonding is right for you, we will explain all aspects of your care before your treatment, so you know what to expect. Bonding is typically performed with no anesthesia, but we are sure to take the proper steps to ensure you are comfortable throughout your appointment.
We may use a local anesthetic to numb the affected area before your treatment begins. Although this is not always necessary if we are not removing any part of your tooth.
A special solution is applied to the affected tooth to create an adequate bonding surface; this process is also referred to as etching. Once we prepare the affected tooth, we will then apply a tooth-colored resin is and shape the material until the desired aesthetic is reached. After the resin is formed and molded, the bonded material is cured using a special UV light.
After the bonded tooth is cured, it is gently polished and shined to create a seamless finish. Patients can enjoy their new bonded smile immediately after their appointment.
A bonded tooth can last many years with proper care and maintenance. Be sure to practice proper oral hygiene to improve your dental health and protect the teeth.
Cost of Tooth Bonding
The cost of tooth bonding is much less than other cosmetic treatments. If it is being used to correct tooth damage or any other dental health concern, it will most likely be covered by your dental insurance.
On the other hand, if you are choosing to use this treatment to correct cosmetic issues, that is considered an elective procedure and will most likely not be covered. Bonding is very affordable, especially when compared to treatments like veneers.
When you meet with Dr. Lotardo, he can assess your situation and recommend the best treatment option that will meet your goals. We accept a wide range of payment options including cash, check, major credit cards, and FSA/HSA dollars. We will do our best to explain all aspects of your treatment and all the associated costs.
Tooth Binding FAQs
How long will my gums stay white after teeth whitening?
After professional whitening treatment some patients may experience whitening of their gums. This is actually a burn from the whitening gel, but it is not harmful. It can be compared to a sunburn, and typically goes away within 24 hours after the whitening treatment.
If your gums begin to flake off do not be alarmed, as this is entirely normal and is just part of the healing process.
How long does professional teeth whitening treatment last?
The longevity of whitening treatments effects varies depending on the whitening agents used. Different dentists used varying concentrations and different methods. On average professional teeth whitening treatment can last anywhere between six months to three years.
If you are curious about how long your whitening will last consult your dentist and ask about your options.
Do your teeth continue to whiten after treatment?
After a professional teeth whitening treatment patients can expect their teeth to continue to whiten for up to 24 hours. When the bleaching agents used in teeth whitening gels come in contact with teeth they begin to work, and cause the surface of teeth to absorb their active ingredients.
After contact they work for 24 hours, bleaching and whitening the surface of each tooth that they come in contact with.